"Act" as written by and Marcus Tobias Dahlstroem Simon Frank Grenehed....
I will drive a thousand miles
To escape the smog in this town
I will drive although I don't have a license
To escape the ideal that this city crowns

Hide every little scar with so much make-up
The skin can't even breathe
Hide every little scar or become the food they feed

Shift into a higher gear
Place the brick on the gas
On what I left behind I won't waste a tear
My rearview mirror has got broken glass

I will drive until I reach the desert
And wait until I see with my own eyes again
I will drive I'll head for the desert
And wait until our minds speak the same words as back then

This makes me into nothing in their eyes
But I'm willing to pay the price


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"Act" as written by Marcus Tobias Dahlstroem Christian Thell Lindskog

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    General Comment:) no words needed
    ilovejesuson September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about beeing christian and getting fed up with the ideals of the world. he wants to escape this place because they have their values so screwed up. and he talks about how the people in the world have to hide themselves behind masks to even survive because if they showed their vulnerable selves, they'd get eaten for breakfast. This song is really about him making a decision to live for heaven and not for the world. "On what I left behind I won't waste a tear". he says that he doesn't regret his decision for one second. "and wait until I see with my own eyes again" he's talking about getting away from the world temporarily to clear his mind of the corruption it brought. "And wait until our minds speak the same words as back then". being christian and in the world, he let the world's ideals get to him and it made him lose some of the things that God wanted him to live for. So he's going away until he feels that his mind is free of the world and focused on god.
    I like this song because it reminds me to be in the world and not of the world. Also, it reminds me a lot that I'm set apart and that, as one of His children, God has a higher purpose and a higher calling than what the world has for me. that's all.
    dyinginnewbrunswickon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Blindside song. The screaming and music is amazing. Full of intensity.
    Cuevoon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty self-explanatory. And the above poster with a long name got it down pretty good.
    kelaron December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics and message of this song, but there's alot of Blindsides song that i like much better, because i'm not really into the constant "screaming"
    I'm not so religious, so i don't really hear this song as a "christian-only" song. Blindside/Christian is very good at using the messages of The Bible and christianity in general, to make songs that everyone can relate to. You gotta love 'em :)
    Creedenceon March 26, 2006   Link

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